The Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP) contracts with private, non-profit corporations to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities. These service programs are located in communities throughout Montana and provide an array of residential and work opportunities for adults, and family education and support services for children and their families, based upon individual preferences, needs and abilities. Currently, 3,500 people are receiving one or more community-based service funded through the DDP.
Everyone needs a place to live. People with developmental disabilities have the same need for a nice home that we all have. In addition, people with disabilities need to live in a safe place that provides the training and support which enables them to be full participants in community life. Residential Services are provided to over 1,200 individuals.
You are eligible for DD Services if you have a disability attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or any other neurological handicapping condition closely related to mental retardation and requiring treatment similar to that required by mentally retarded individuals if the disability originated before the person attained age 18, has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitutes a substantial handicap of the person. To apply for services contact the office nearest you.
Page last updated 07/26/2006